Parents

Student Exchange Shop

The Student Exchange Shop (SES) is a parent-run store that sells gently used school clothing, including blazers, shirts, ties, pants, and athletic wear. Each year parents and students generously donate hundreds of freshly laundered STA dress code items to the Student Exchange Shop. The clothing is then resold at vastly discounted rates to students, parents and faculty. The revenue from the sale of donations provides the Parents’ Association with funds to support a wide range of classroom and faculty programs.

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  • Locating the Student Exchange Shop


    Preferred Route

    From Senior Circle, go down the stairs next to the Amphitheater. Halfway down the stairs after passing Ellison Library, make a right, walk down the path, and enter the Steuart Building double doors to the left just before reaching Decker Terrace (if you see Sam’s Bar to your left and the Faculty Convocation Room to your right, you have passed the door). Take the elevator to LL and exit the elevator vestibule to the right. The Student Exchange Shop will be immediately to your left.

    Alternative Route

    In the event of inclement weather, please use this alternate interior route to reach the Student Exchange Shop. From Senior Circle, enter the Lane-Johnston Building and let the receptionist know you are going to the Student Exchange Shop. Proceed down the third floor of Marriott Hall to the elevator near the end of the hall. Take that elevator to the first floor and exit at Sam’s Bar. Proceed forward to the wooden double doors to exit Marriott Hall and enter Steuart Building. Take the elevator at right to LL and exit the elevator vestibule to the right. The Student Exchange Shop will be immediately to your left.
  • Payment


    We accept checks and can bill to student accounts. We take returns for store credit only.
  • How to Donate


    If you have dress code items to donate to the SES, please place them in a plastic bag, sealed if possible, and drop the bag in the conveniently located SES black container opposite the entrance to the Lower School, adjacent to the Yard, or take them to the shop during open hours. Your donations are very much appreciated and make a huge difference to the STA activities that the Parents’ Association supports.
  • Volunteering

    We depend on volunteers to provide this service to our STA community. If you would like to volunteer please contact  Mary Lee, Allison Lurton, Kate Oler, or Lisa Tsui the chairs of the Student Exchange Shop.

    We are grateful for your donations and your patronage. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Hours of Operation

The Student Exchange Shop is open the second Tuesday of the month after Parents’ Association meetings from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and the last Friday of the month when school is in session from 8:00-10:00 am. Please see our 2021-22 dates below:

September 14, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
September 24, 8:00-10:00 am
October 12, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
November 9, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
December 7, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
January 11, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
January 28, 8:00-10:00 am
February 8, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
February 25, 8:00-10:00 am
March 8, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
April 12, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
April 29, 8:00-10:00 am
May 10, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
May 27, 8:00-10:00 am
Located in Washington D.C.,  St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.